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Author Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)

Title The big short : inside the doomsday machine / Michael Lewis.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  330.973 L583b 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 266 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary The author examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives.
Contents A secret origin story -- In the land of the blind -- "How can a guy who can't speak English lie?" -- How to harvest a migrant worker -- Accidental capitalists -- Spider-man at the Venetian -- The great treasure hunt -- The long quiet -- A death of interest -- Two men in a boat.
Subject United States -- Economic conditions -- 2001-2009.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780393072235 (hardcover)
0393072231 (hardcover)
Standard No. NZ1 13223188
CDX 9926635
AU@ 000045360294

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